Health Sciences (Assistant Professor of Audiology, Hearing Science, Balance Science)

  • Cal State University (CSU) LA
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Public Health Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description

Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Department of Communication Disorders

Position: Assistant Professor of Audiology, Hearing Science, Balance Science

Starting Date: August, 2022

Minimum Qualifications:
1) Evidence of expertise in one or more of the following areas: Amplification and Audiologic Rehabilitation; Audiology Across the Lifespan; Balance System and Vestibular Assessment; Medical Aspects of Audiology, or other relevant area represented in the Cal State LA Doctor of Audiology (AuD) curriculum.
2) An earned doctorate (Ph.D., Au.D., or equivalent) from an accredited institution in audiology, hearing and speech science, or closely related field is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/18/2022).
3) Possession of, or immediate eligibility to attain and hold, California licensure both in audiology and hearing aid dispensing.
4) Evidence of expertise or potential for: academic administration, curriculum management, and program development in the Cal State LA Doctor of Audiology program.
5) Evidence of scholarly achievement (for example, academic or professional presentations, publications in refereed journals, publication of textbooks) in Audiology or closely related area; and
6) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Experience with teaching doctoral level students in Audiology.
2) Evidence of successful and independent teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level utilizing a face-to-face classroom format and/or on-line teaching format.
3) Expertise in the use of platforms for instructional technology.
4) Evidence of leadership and relevant administrative experience.
5) Possession, nearing completion, or eligibility for national certification in Audiology (either American Board of Audiology Certified or CCC-A) and
6) Possession of other related professional certifications.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate for this position will be expected to teach courses in areas of expertise in consultation with the Department Chair and to supervise audiology doctoral investigative projects. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in clinical education in the Cal State LA Hearing and Balance Clinic.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University's shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.

Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County's dynamic mix of populations. The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

The College:
Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services is committed to educating and preparing human service professionals to become innovative practitioners and leaders and is committed to the needs of the students while being a service to the community. The Xu College includes the following academic schools and departments: Department of Child and Family Studies, Department of Communication Disorders, Department of Public Health, School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science, Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. All programs in the Xu College support the values of caring, compassion and social justice. Each program is dedicated to promoting the physical, social and emotional well-being and development of all individuals and provides the foundation for educating a diverse workforce of the future who effectively serves multicultural urban communities.

The Department:
The Department of Communication Disorders offers programs leading to the B.A. and M.A. degrees in Communication Disorders, and to the Doctor of Audiology (AuD). The Doctor of Audiology program was awarded a classification of "Developing Status" by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) in October 2017 and will graduate its first cohort of Doctors of Audiology in August 2022. The AuD Program is currently under review by ACAE for full accreditation.

The AuD Program is located off-campus in a newly renovated 12,000 sq ft space in the adjacent city of Alhambra, CA. It is a completely modern facility with four sound suites, an extensive array of hearing and balance assessment equipment, a classroom, conference room, and faculty offices.

Required Documentation:
Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:
1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
2) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.
3) A curriculum vitae.
4) A list of three professional references.
5) A University Application for Employment Form (

Finalists will be required to submit:
Official transcripts.

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Review of applications will begin January 20, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: Please type "Audiology Tenure-Track Application" in the subject line.

Please address all questions to the Search Committee Chair (Peter Ivory) at: or (626) 382-0254.

Note: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Los Angeles, California 90032 United States View Map